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English & Philosophy

School of Arts & Sciences

Human Resources Department

Adjunct Instructor - English

Seeking an Adjunct instructor(s) who will be able to teach first-year writing courses on campus beginning Spring 2017 Semester. Must have an MA degree in English and evidence of teaching excellence.  Applicants will also serve as a pool of English Adjunct Instructors for future availability when the need arises.  

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae with the names, addresses, email and phone numbers of three references, and unofficial transcripts to Official transcripts are required within 45 days of hire. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position(s) has been filled.   E-Verify participating employer. EOE

English Lecturer 

The Department of English and Philosophy at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri invites applications for a one-year, possibly renewable position for an instructor at the rank of Lecturer beginning in August 2017.  Successful candidates will have ability to teach first-year courses in writing.  The course load is fifteen credits per semester. MA in English is required, as well as experience teaching writing courses. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae (with the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references), and copies of graduate transcripts. (Official transcripts are required within 45 days of contract being issued.)  Please submit documents to and include in the subject line:  “English Department – Lecturer.”  Employment will require a criminal background check.  MSSU is an EOE employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer

Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) is a four year liberal arts institution serving nearly 6,000 students. Expanding graduate and undergraduate programs provide faculty with rich opportunities for service and scholarship. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theater, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient and vibrant city with a population of over 50,000 serving a metropolitan statistical area of 208,000. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.





Applicants for employment may visit to view the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy that details MSSU policies and statistics about campus crime. A paper copy of this information is available upon request to the University Police Department at 417-626-2222.